Wharminda Conservation Park
|Wharminda Conservation Park|
|Nearest town or city||Wharminda.|
|Established||17 November 1985|
|Area||2.68 km2 (1.0 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources|
|See also||Protected areas of South Australia|
Wharminda Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located on the Eyre Peninsula in the gazetted locality of Wharminda about 95 kilometres (59 mi) north of Port Lincoln and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Lock.
It was constituted as a conservation park under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 on 7 November 1985 on land all in Section 94 of the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Verran. It was dedicated to “conserve remnant vegetation” which is “dominated by mallee and shrubland” and has “no provision for access under state mining legislation.” Its name is derived from nearby features such as the “Wharminda Railway Siding.”
As of 2007, the Wharminda Conservation Park partially contains a shrubland including the following plant associations and species of conservation concern. A “mallee community” dominated by Eucalyptus peninsularis which was considered to be “a state endangered ecosystem” was present in the conservation park. Two sub-populations of Bearded Emubush (Eremophila barbata) were located within the conservation park and which was reported as being “state and regionally rare.” The four following species which were considered as being “rare at a state level” have been recorded in the conservation park - Six-nerve Spine-bush (Acacia hexaneura), the Mallee Bitter-pea, the Blue Range Emubush and the Hidden Leek-orchid (Prasophyllum occultans).
As of 2007, there was no access for visitors into the interior of the conservation park and nor was there plans to create such access.
- "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT, 1972: SECTION 30—WHARMINDA CONSERVATION PARK CONSTITUTED" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 1362–1363. 7 November 1985. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
- "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 11 July 2016)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2014. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- "Search result(s) for Wharminda Conservation Park (Record No. SA0020830) with the following layers being selected - "Parcel labels", "Suburbs and Localities", "Place names (gazetteer)" and "Road labels"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
- South Australia. Department for Environment and Heritage (2007), Mallee parks of the central Eyre Peninsula: management plan (PDF), Dept. for Environment and Heritage, pp. 3, 11– 15, 17–18 and 23, ISBN 978-1-921238-81-9